People always ask the Stove Lady, “Which one is for me, a “full restoration” or a “cleaning and partial restoration?” Some people ask for a full restoration only to learn they don’t really need it. Others ask for a cleaning when they know they need a full restoration. We recommend what is best for you after we have seen the range and spoken to you about your plans for your kitchen, your lifestyle, cooking habits, family needs, etc. More than just the cost goes into making a decision.
I have had customers say that they didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a range. When I give them their options, most pick the more expensive option. Many realize that the difference between a cleaning and partial restoration job and a full restoration job is not material considering the peace of mind you get from the warranty. Personally, the Stove Lady’s favorite jobs are cleaning and partial restoration jobs (Tier 1, of course) because it allows the range to keep its character, but still look restored. It is also less expensive because there is less work involved. Most customers cannot tell the difference between a full restoration and a Tier One cleaning and partial restoration.
Chances are that if you have grease so thick that you can't see your gas lines and that grease is holding your range together, you need a full restoration or a Tier One cleaning and partial restoration.
If a customer is renovating his/her kitchen we recommend a full restoration. Our thought is…Why put an old range into a new kitchen when you can put a restored range in and it will outlast every other new appliance you bought for the renovation? Our warranty exceeds the warranty provided with the new ranges on the market. We are that confident in the work we do and the work of our outside vendors who are experts in their field.
Cleaning only jobs are for customers who have cared for their stove over the years and are really just looking for a more thorough cleaning without respect for cosmetics.
Here is a video we created to show you what a Tier One Cleaning and Partial Restoration with Color Change looks like. This IS NOT a full restoration.